Parent Resource Center
We have put together some resources that can help you understanding the process of transition, know how to parent through it and tools to prepare your children for empowered adulthood. The stars (*) represent our pick if you only take time to research one source.
The Ultimate Gift;
When his wealthy grandfather dies, trust fund baby Jason Stevens anticipates a big inheritance. Instead, his grandfather has devised a crash course on life ... Available on DVD in stores and Amazon
What The Bleep Do We Know; Transforming your life and establishing new habits from a quantum physics perspective. You can find it at Amazon, some book stores and at www.whatthebleep.com.
www.natureandthehumansoul.com/newbook/naths.htm A new book by Bill Plotkin that defines human development from a soul and eco-centric view point.
www.coyotesguide.com Research has affirmed the vital importance for humans connecting with nature, especially during the formative years of development. There are effectives ways to connect so that one gains the optimal advantages nature has to offer. This website guides you to a new book, The Coyote's Guide to Connecting to Nature
http://richardlouv.com/last-child-movement Richard Louv provides the research for why interaction with nature is so important to human development and mental health
www.loveandlogic.com Parenting Teens with Love & Logic
www.centerpointe.com Accessing "alpha brain waves"
*Nature and the Human Soul Cultivating Wholeness and Community in a Fragmented World, Bill Plotkin (New World) What does it take to get to a soul-centric adulthood?
*The Coyote's Guide to Connecting to Nature, James Hollis (Inner City Books)
To leave nature connection out of your life is detrimental to the health of the culture and individuals.
Soulcraft, Crossing into the Mysteries of Nature and Psyche , Bill Plotkin (New World) The specifics of becoming fully human.
*Under Saturn’s Shadow, James Hollis (Inner City Books)
Men and the Water of Life, Michael Meade (HarperSanFrancisco: mythology/men’s studies)
*Iron John, Michael Moore, (Vintage Press: a book about men)
*Reviving Ophelia, Mary Pipher, (Grosset/Putnam: saving the selves of adolescent girls)
Parenting Teens with Love and Logic, Foster Cline and Jim Fay, (Pinon Press: parenting)
Grown Up Children Who Won’t Grow Up, Dr. Stockman
The Heart of Addiction, Lance Dodes, M.D., (Quill: self-help/addiction)
The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle, (New World Library: personal growth/spirituality)
Thresholds of the Mind, Bill Harris, (Centerpointe Press: personal roadmap to success)
The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz, (Amber-Allen Publishing: practical guide to personal freedom)
*The Ultimate Gift, Jim Stovall, (Executive Books: example of training)
Turning Passions into Profits, Christopher Howard, (Wiley: success in business)
Life Training Skills
Rich Dad Poor Dad, Robert Kiyosaki, (What the rich teach their kids about money that the poor and middle class do not)
The Divine Matrix, Gregg Braden, (Hay House: the miracles we see in the quantum world shows us our greatest possibilities)
Last Child in the Woods, Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder, Robert Louv, (Algonquin Books:a drug-free cure for many modern ills).
Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life, James Hollis, (Gotham Books: If you don't grow up why should you expect it of your children?)
Gifts for Rites of Passage Celebrations
Conversations with My Mother, You, (Lark books; A keepsake journal for celebrating a lifetime of stories.)
Conversations with My Father, You, (Lark books; A keepsake journal for celebrating a lifetime of stories.)
between me and you Mom , You, (Sand Dune Publishing; www.sanddunebooks.com. A keepsake journal for mom's to share their life journey)
between me and you Dad , You, (Sand Dune Publishing; www.sanddunebooks.com. A keepsake journal for dad's to share their life journey)
for My Child , Linda Kranz, (Northland Publishing; www.northlandpub.com. A Mother's Keepsake Journal)
A Father's Legacy , You, (Gift Books from Hallmark; A Christian Journal to share your life story in your own words)
Games that Teach Life Skills:
Cashflow for Kids (www.richdad.com) Board or Computer Software
Give your child a financial headstart by raising their financial I.Q. This game teaches your family the key principles of how to get out of the rat race- & how to create wealth.
Cashflow 101 (www.richdad.com) Board or Computer Software
CASHFLOW® 101 is an educational program that teaches accounting, finance, and investing at the same time and makes learning fun
Cashflow 202 (www.richdad.com) Board or Computer Software
In this interactive hands-on game you will discover what few people ever learn – how to profit in up and down markets.
Farming Game Kids (www.farmgame.com) Board
An adjustable skills game, it is fun for any kid from the ages 3-9. It can be played in English, French, and Spanish. THE FARMING GAME KIDS® challenges children to get their "hands dirty" in their own fantasy gardens growing crops of apples, corn, eggs, and watermelons.
The Farming Game (www.farmgame.com) Board
Designed from the seat of a tractor, the object of the game is ti become the first player to be able to quit your job and farm full time - if you can do that without going broke, you win the game!
The Construction Game (www.farmgame.com) Board
The game gives players a first-hand try at the millions of dollars that can be made in the hard-nosed world of dozer operators and construction bosses.
No explanation needed, however there is an updated version called "Here and Now"
The Journey to the Wild Divine (www.wilddivine.com) Computer Software
The Wild Divine Project provides multimedia solutions to promote self-care and wellness. This computer game integrates the use of proven biofeedback technology with
creative, computer-based tools to reduce stress and help you to achieve optimal health.